Cochrane Skin Annual Meeting September 2022 - recordings available

The next Cochrane Skin annual meeting will be held virtually on September 15 & September 16, 2022. It will be hosted by Cochrane Skin Editor Dr Aaron Drucker of the University of Toronto, and is sponsored by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis.

View the programme and recordings.


Ben Mol

Ben (Willem) Mol is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Monash University. He concentrates on the organisation of multi-centric evaluative research in Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Fertility.

Ben went to Australia in 2014 and works as Professor Obstetrics & Gynaecology at Monash University since 2018. Ben is holding continuous NHMRC funding since 2014, including a prestigious investigator grant. He continues to develop extensive relations with Asian universities whilst continuing to collaborate within European networks. Ben has mentored >110 PhD students and has published >1500 papers, many in high impact journals.  A publication in Nature acknowledged Ben as one of the most prolific medical scientists. His professional adage is ‘A day without randomisation is a day without progress.'

Georgia SalantiGeorgia Salanti studied Mathematics in Greece, Epidemiology in Belgium and Sociology in the UK. She has a PhD in Statistics from the Ludwig-Maximillians University of Munich in Germany. She is associate professor in Biostatistics and Epidemiology at the University of Bern in Switzerland. She is president of the Society for Research Synthesis Methodology (SRSM) and sections Editor for ‘Statistics in Practice’ in Evidence Based Mental Health BMJ Journal. In 2010 she received the Award L'Oréal-UNESCO "Women in Science” for her research achievements. She has been working in the field of evidence synthesis since 2003 and has contributed to the methodology of meta-analysis and systematic reviews.

Peggy Wu

Peggy A Wu, MD MPH FAAD is a Professor of the Clinical Dermatology at the University of California Davis, where she founded and directs the Contact Dermatitis Clinic. Prior to her current position she received her MD from Stanford University School of Medicine, dermatology training at Washington University, and MPH at the Harvard School of Public Health.

Dr. Wu’s research and clinical interests are in the diagnosis and management of contact dermatitis, including use of patch testing as a diagnostic tool, as well as the epidemiology of dermatitis and other inflammatory skin conditions and non-melanoma skin cancers. She has given talks and published numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on contact dermatitis, patch testing, epidemiology of skin malignancies, and complex medical dermatology. Dr. Wu has served on the elected Board of Directors for the American Contact Dermatitis Society and is the current Chair of the Clinical Guidelines Committee of the American Academy of Dermatology.

Lindsy Frazer-GreenLindsy Frazer-Green, PhD., is a Senior Manager of Clinical Practice Guidelines for the American Academy of Dermatology in Rosemont, IL, USA. Dr. Frazer-Green manages the development of treatment guidelines for actinic keratosis and atopic dermatitis.
Bram RochwergDr. Bram Rochwerg is a critical care physician, methodologist and Associate Professor at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. His research focuses on improving the treatment of patients with critical illness, especially sepsis. He has developed expertise in clinical epidemiology including clinical practice guidelines, GRADE, and network meta-analyses.
Audrey JacobsenAudrey Jacobsen is currently a PGY-5 resident in the combined Internal Medicine and Dermatology resident program at the University of Minnesota. She completed her MD as well as her masters in public health at the University of Miami in Florida. Upon graduation from residency this summer, she will be joining the faculty at Hennepin County Medical Center and the Minneapolis Veterans Affairs hospital in Minnesota where she'll be focusing on complex medical dermatology, inpatient dermatology, as well as promoting health equity in dermatology. 
Iain MarshallIain Marshall is a population health scientist at King’s College London, and south London GP, whose research focuses on using computers to speed up the process of getting evidence into practice. Iain co-leads the RobotReviewer project, which is an NIH-funded study investigating the use of natural language processing and machine learning for evidence synthesis.
Byron WallaceByron Wallace is an associate professor in the Khoury College of Computer Sciences at Northeastern University. His research is primarily in natural language processing (NLP) methods, with an emphasis on their application in health informatics.
Christine FahimDr. Christine (Tina) Fahim (PhD, MSc) is a Scientist for the Knowledge Translation Program, St. Michael’s Hospital and leads the Team for Implementation, Evaluation and Sustainability (TIES). She is an Assistant Professor in the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto and an Associate Scientist in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University. She obtained her MSc in Health Systems at the University of Ottawa followed by a PhD in Health Research Methods, Evidence and Impact from McMaster University and a postdoctoral fellowship at the Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Fahim’s research focuses on the science and practice of knowledge translation to implement evidence-based interventions at the provider, organization, and health systems levels.
Steph LaxStephanie Lax PhD is a Research Fellow largely focused on systematic reviews at the Centre of Evidence Based Dermatology (CEBD), University of Nottingham, UK. She completed an MSc in Cancer Immunology and Biotechnology in 2010 followed by a PhD in Immunology, jointly with the School of Computer Science, in 2014, both at the University of Nottingham. After, she worked as a Data Analyst and subsequently Research Fellow for the Haematological Malignancy Research Network at the University of York (UK) before joining CEBD in 2018. Being an active 'service user' member of the Nottingham Maternity Research Network, drawing on her experience as a mother, she is very passionate about patient and public involvement at CEBD. She is fascinated by interdisciplinary collaboration and most recently supported a multimedia outreach project with children and families affected by eczema: The Dragon in my Skin.